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“There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why….I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”          

- Robert F. Kennedy

All Ages

  • Assistive Technology in New Hampshire (ATinNH)

    Assistive Technology in New Hampshire (ATinNH) is a program housed at the Institute on Disability on the campus of the University of New Hampshire. ATinNH is funded as New Hampshire's state program on assistive technology under a federal law. ATinNH considers itself a public resource established to increase access to assistive technology services and devices in our state.

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  • AT Connects

    AT Connects aims to provide access to resources and information about assistive technology and its uses and to act as a gateway to the AT Act funded projects and programs in all states and territories. AT Connects. Sharing Information. Building Community.

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  • Community Engagement Initiative Knowledge Transfer Research Project

    The Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) Knowledge Transfer research project uses a grassroots community engagement technique to assess both the efficacy of the CEI method to address recreation access for people with disabilities and effective knowledge transfer methods for using the Community Engagement Evaluation.

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  • Disability & Public Health

    The New Hampshire Disability & Public Health project aims to promote and maximize health, prevent chronic disease, and improve emergency preparedness in order to increase the quality of life among people with disabilities.

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  • Facilitated Communication (FC) Skill Builders

    With the support of Pascal Cheng from the Howard Center in Vermont, individuals who express themselves through Facilitated Communication (FC) get together to learn new skills, make new friends, see old friends, and stay in touch with the latest FC technology to support their expression.

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  • Health Disparities & Intellectual Disability

    Current research suggests that people with intellectual disabilities experience poorer health and that current public health and health care systems do not adequately monitor or address their needs. Health Disparities & Intellectual Disability expands upon current research by examining the factors associated with these disparities, in order to inform future changes to health policies, programs, and practices.

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  • Kessler National Employment Survey

    The Kessler National Employment Survey is designed to reduce the long-standing employment disparities between people with and with out disabilities by identifying strategies, factors and barriers in the workplace and among job-seekers. The IOD and UNH Survey Center will be designing the survey and collecting data from 3,000 adults with disabilities living in the United States. They will then analyze the survey data and produce a report of the findings. This information will be used for research, employment recruitment and hiring, policy development and grant making.

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  • NH Balancing Incentive Program

    The UNH Center on Aging and Community Living (CACL), a collaboration between the Institute on Disability (IOD) and Institute on Health Policy and Practice (IHPP), was awarded a contract to provide project management services for New Hampshire’s Balancing Incentive Program (BIP). The BIP is a federal grant intended to create new and improve existing systems that will make it easier for people to access and use long-term services and supports in their communities.

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  • New Hampshire Public Mental Health Consumer Survey

    In fall of 2007 the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Behavioral Health contracted with the Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire to conduct the New Hampshire Public Mental Health Consumer Survey Project. The project, now wrapping up its second year of survey work, is part of a federally mandated annual survey of the nation’s Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC). With support by the project’s advisory board, the IOD and the UNH Survey Center conducted and analyzed findings for a consumer satisfaction survey of adults, youth, and family members of youth receiving services from New Hampshire’s 10 community mental health centers. Individuals were asked for feedback in a number of areas, including: general satisfaction with services, access to services, participation in treatment, quality of treatment received, cultural sensitivity, and outcomes.

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  • StatsRRTC: The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics

    StatsRRTC: The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics aims to improve knowledge about and access to existing data, and generate the knowledge needed to improve future disability data collection and dissemination. It is our goal to foster evidence-based decision making by people with disabilities and their families, advocates, policymakers, program administrators, service providers, and researchers by making data widely available and accessible.

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  • Who's 'usual'?: The determination of usual source of care providers by patients

    This project utilizes multiple methods to explore people’s experiences with their health care providers. These insights will improve patient-provider relationships and associated research, leading to better policy and program recommends as well as health and health care outcomes.

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